5 Awesome Things To Do At Hafnarfjordur

XcelTrip|3 min read|Oct 23, 2019

Whether you’re visiting Hafnarfjordur for a few days or are a localite, Hafnarfjordur is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Hafnarfjordur. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Hafnarfjordur. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Hafnarfjordur. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Hafnarfjordur keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Hafnarfjordur listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Sóley Organics

Sóley brings together powerful, organic Icelandic herbs and generations of expertise to create bath and beauty products that are used in many upscale hotels and spas. This is their main shop, but you’ll also find their products at Heilsuhúsið health stores, Lyfja pharmacies, Hagkaup in the Kringlan or Smáralind shopping centres, and at Keflavík International Airport Duty Free.

Hafnarfjörður Museum — Pakkhúsið

Hafnarfjörður Museum is divided over several buildings. Start at the main building, Pakkhúsið, for three floors of displays on the history of Hafnarfjörður, and a small toy museum.


This little cafe-bar is the most cheerful place to eat in town — ladies lunch, kids play chess and half of Hafnarfjörður gathers to gossip about the other half. There’s a satisfying selection of salads, sandwiches, burritos, crêpes, quiches and coffee, and an outside seating area.


This peaceful park is filled with lava grottoes and is apparently one of the favourite places of the huldufólk (hidden people) — the álfar (elves), ljósálfar (fairies) and dvergar (dwarves) purported to live in parallel worlds to ours.

Bookless Bungalow

No, not a house without books, but the former home of Harry and Douglas Bookless, Scottish brothers who ran a fisheries operation here in the early 1900s. Inside you’ll find displays on the history of fishing and the brothers’ restored drawing room.

Sívertsen Húsið

In the 19th-century, merchant Bjarni Sívertsen lived in this beautiful home. He was the most important man in Hafnarfjörður and the house is decked out with period pieces — a piano, rich drapes, woven wallpaper, mahogany furniture, delicate crockery and silver spoons.

Where to Stay?

Hotel Vellir- 0.01048 BTC per night

Property Location: Located in Hafnarfjordur, Hotel Vellir is connected to the convention center, a 3-minute drive from Sudurbaejarlaug and 5 minutes from Hafnarborg. This hotel is 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Hallgrimskirkja and 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Perlan.

Amenities: Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Dining: Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or snacks in the hotel’s coffee shop/cafe. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is included.

Hotel Viking- 0.01331 BTC per night

Property Location: With a stay at Hotel Viking in Hafnarfjordur, you’ll be on the waterfront, within a 15-minute drive of Perlan and Hafnarborg. This hotel is 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from Hallgrimskirkja and 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Reykjavik City Hall.

Amenities: Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining: Satisfy your appetite with local cuisine at Fjaran Restaurant, one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Other Amenities: Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free parking is available.

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